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because of the fact that their father was an embarrassment to them. >> reporter: the fact is, rutgers knew about rice's behavior and that tape months ago. they briefly suspended him and sent him to anger management, but they didn't fire him until the tapes became public. >> what it says about college sports is that it takes the media to police them and to make sure they're clean. that's a very sad thought, that these athletic directors and these coaches don't understand that they're leading young people. >> reporter: today the university's athletic director also apologized, saying, i was wrong. moving forward, i will work to regain the trust of the rutgers community. but remember, this is the same school that vowed to crack down on bullying in 2010 when a gay student committed suicide after being tormented by his roommate. and today, parents of the players say their trust has been betrayed. stacy williams' son, austin johnson, just finished his senior season on the team. >> i think i might have failed him, because if i had known the
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gravity of the situation, i would have more strongly counselled him to leave when he began to become uncomfortable. >> thanks for that, but let me ask you, did the players ever think of getting together and taking action on their own? >> reporter: you know what, diane, some of them actually were afraid of losing those scholarships. they thought that if they complained, they would lose them. the mother tells me, this was part of the basketball culture, that they should just stand tough. >> all right, gio. we'll be following this story. coming up next tonight we report on another bulletin about a law enforcement official gunned down, this time in broad daylight. a sheriff in west virginia was eating lunch in his car when someone walked up and shot him. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has the details on today's breaking news and those other cases, including the district
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attorneys out west. >> reporter: tonight in west virginia, a tearful prayer. mingo county sheriff eugene crum, of the sitting in his car this afternoon on lunch break, when a man walked up and fired at point blank range. sheriff crum died a short time later. >> our whole community is just heart-broken because we knew he really cared. >> reporter: the suspect was caught after a chase and gun battle with the police. his motive unknown, but it shocked this quiet community where the sheriff won praise for taking on drug dealers. >> he did more in less time of being in office than any sheriff i've ever known. >> reporter: the sheriff is the fourth public official shot and killed in the past two months alone. on march 19th, the colorado prisons chief was murdered at his front door. police blame an ex-con white supremacist. and just this past weekend, a texas prosecutor and his wife were found murdered in their home. that came only weeks after the prosecutor's top deputy was shot
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down near the courthouse. tonight, public officials across the country on edge at the prospect of more violence and brazen criminals. >> when they see an act committed successfully, it motivates them to try it themselves. >> reporter: in texas, there's fear and no breakthrough in the prosecutor murders. >> anything that the public can help you with? >> not that we're releasing at this time. >> reporter: so tonight in texas, no answers, where security is tight and the tension remains. pierre thomas, abc news, kaufman, texas. and next we turn to north korea, the continuing threats of war today. the american secretary of defense called the threats, quote, a real and clear danger to the united states. tonight abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is once again, in south korea, showing us how the united states is gearing up to respond if north korea is really intent on war. >> reporter: tonight, the u.s. says it stands poised to respond. >> some of the actions they've
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taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger. >> reporter: at the border, we were there with the troops on high alert. then, there is the missile battery being sent to guam, and the two guided missile sdroirs -- destroyers, eyes and ears scanning for the very first moves by the north. and warplanes, including fighter jets, u-2 spy planes and a-10 attack jets in the skies today, part of a massive military exercise overseen by a u.s. lieutenant general who brought in f-22 stealth fighters as well. they'd be first into the north if war broke out. >> their super cruise capability, their stealth capability gives them the opportunity to go places no other aircraft can go. >> reporter: in the secretive north stands the largest special operations force in the world, the head of the spear of the world's fourth largest military but all that military and the nuclear weapons program has come at a very high price.
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this checkpoint is surrounded by north korea on three sides. it's easy to tell where north korea begins. it's the place with no trees. the people chop them down for firewood to keep warm and eat the softer roots. the lack of food and nutrition is so bad in north korea that unicef estimates 28% of the children have stunted growth. one study finding, on average, north koreans are a full two inches shorter than south koreans. despite north korea's formidable military power, the u.s. is certain it would eventually be crushed in any type of war by the u.s. and south korea. but north korea could, no doubt, inflict substantial damage if there was a surprise attack. diane? >> thank you so much, martha raddatz in south korea tonight. now we head to washington where today president obama drew attention to those across-the-board budget cuts with a personal action. those budget cuts, known as the sequester.
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the president said he will return 5% of his annual salary. that's $20,000, to show solidarity with government employees who will be furlough. the white house says obama will personally write a check to the treasury. and also tonight, washington watchdog is back, watching out for the ways government squanders taxpayer dollars. after katrina, nearly a billion dollars was handed out for the rebuilding of homes. but tonight, the rebuilding, the money, is missing. abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. >> reporter: felicia higgins lost everything in katrina seven years ago. but, she built her home using federal money from the road home program. she still starts every day looking out at this. >> it hits you in the face every time you walk out the front door. >> reporter: abc news has learned that hundreds of millions from that program is missing. and was never used to restore her neighborhood and others across new orleans.
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after katrina taxpayers paid one billion for homeowners to fortify their houses against future floods. but a new government investigation finds more than 24,000 homeowners who received as much as $30,000 each to elevate their homes, reinforce foundations and even insulate windows, either pocketed the money or used it for something else. david montoya is the inspector general at the department of housing and urban development. he tells abc news the "road home elevation program" was a failure. his grade? a low "d." >> this is $700 million of taxpayer money? >> it is taxpayer money. it's what you and i give up every single year from our hard earned wages. >> reporter: here in the gentilly neighborhood of new orleans, terrie tourras believes some of her neighbors took the money and ran. >> oh, it drives me crazy. >> reporter: congressional watchdogs like senator tom coburn agree. this kind of fraud could happen
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all over again with hurricane sandy relief. he's urging the obama administration to impose tighter controls. press secretary donovan declined to speak with abc news. but an aide pledges that tighter controls will be placed on spending for hurricane sandy relief, while making sure that people who really need the money get it. we'll be watching. >> jeff zeleny, on the watchdog beat tonight. and also tonight, another troubling day for the carnival cruise ship named triumph. yes, the same ship seen here, you'll remember the images, it broke down in february, stranding its passengers at sea in squalor and no power for five days. well, today the wind knocked the ship free of its moorings at a port in mobile, alabama, where it was being repaired. crews also searched for a worker who's shaft was blown into the water as well. the shift drifted into a cargo vessel, leaving a big gash in the stern. now we want to thank you for your huge reaction to our
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interview last night with that heroic first-grade teacher, kaitlin roig, who hid her students at the school in newtown while the gunman fired. she sent word today that her new website, classes 4 classes, was overwhelmed by your generosity and interest and she wanted us to say thank you, and we do. still ahead on "world news," a religious leader convicted of abusing young girls he calls brides. how is keeping thousands of followers in his control from prison. an abc news investigation, next. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack.
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sentence, 8,000 people in this town still call him their prophet, and they're wary of outsiders. >> it's not any of you guys' beeswax. >> reporter: but from behind prison walls, jeffs continues to issue edicts. >> at home, you couldn't have any toys. you couldn't ride bikes either. >> no sex between husband and wife. >> reporter: according to former members, jeffs designated 15 men to father all the children in the community. >> if a woman wants to have a baby or whatever, she has to go to one of those 15 men. >> reporter: this week, former flds member andrew chatwin showed us how jeffs is separating families. >> this house is full of young men. i've heard it's down to 12 years old. >> reporter: some believe he wants control over the children. he says he's having revelations from god about who to banish from the community. >> here, we have a mom living in a 16x16 shed with her seven children. >> reporter: chatwin told us many families are going hungry, ordered by warren jeffs to eat
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only beans and water. the church is strapped for cash. >> with this car lot, warren jeffs has now given a new order for people to turn cars into the church, and the church is going to sell them from this car lot. >> reporter: in an investigation by "20/20" last fall, we showed how jeffs even ordered young boys to drop out of school to build his multimillion dollar mansion. >> they said if we built it, then it would melt the bars or whatever in his jail, and he would be released. >> reporter: this week, we called the texas department of corrections. there are people who say he's more powerful now behind bars than he was when he was living in that community. >> if somebody comes in and visits with them, and he gives them instructions and they take them back by word of mouth, there's just nothing we can do to control that. >> reporter: we wondered why people continue to support jeffs. >> i don't care to respond. >> reporter: you won't talk to us? no? nothing? you won't even acknowledge i'm here. >> get that thing out of here. >> reporter: five years later, loyalty to warren jeffs is still absolute. >> and amy robach is here right
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now. of course the biggest concern always for the young children, the young girls. are they still in danger? does anyone know? >> according to every ex-flds member we've spoken to, the answer unfortunately is yes. police say they have very little authority because the parents of these children are relinquishing control over to other adults as has been dictated by warren jeffs and police say without a witness, there's very little they can do. >> and they won't come forward. no one will come forward. thank you so much, amy. coming up here, it's time for our instant index, the big shake-up in late-night television. could it be the end of an era? that's next. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families
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of stunning to see louisville sophomore kevin ware upright, on crutches and in a cast. just days after an injury as horrific as any you will ever see on a basketball court. >> seeing my leg like that, straight shock. i saw the bone six inches out of my leg. i felt like, kind of like, it was my arm. >> it's a terrible looking injury. >> reporter: i understand you haven't seen it and you never will. >> never will. i kind of feel like if i see the video, it will just hold me back mentally from where i need to be, trying to recover from this. the last thing i want is that if i'm trying to be on the basketball court again. >> reporter: what are you thinking as they're wheeling you to the ambulance and taking you to the hospital? >> i'm in the ambulance asking, does anyone know the score? i think someone told me, i remember your team being up by four. >> reporter: his mother joining us. so many viewers ask how you could possibly watch what happened and keep it together? >> it was heart-breaking.
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it was devastating. my husband tried to calm me down. my sister's praying with me. when he does things, he always does it big. i'm like, you just couldn't break your leg, you had to break your leg like in the most dramatic way possible. just so kevin. >> reporter: last question. are you going to be back? >> i'll be back next season. >> reporter: we'll look forward to it. >> thank you. >> reporter: i'm guessing nobody more so than the woman sitting beside you. josh elliott, abc news. >> and josh will have more on gma tomorrow. go louisville, all the way. thanks for watching. "nightline" later and i'll see you right back here again tomorrow night. goodnight. goodnight.
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tonight, president obama's arrival in san francisco. we have live team coverage of the message delivered on the way here. >> we'll follow up on a shooting of a motorist in the east bay. we'll hear from co-workers who have been through this thing before. >> and you'll flare a bay area man who was part of dr. martin luther king's inner circle and helped inspire his famous speech. >> and tax experts answer your questions on the 7 on your side hot line. call now.
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>> there doesn't have to be a conflict between pro testing citizens and our second amendment rights. >> president obama makes a fund raising swing through the bay area, good evening. >> the president has no public appearances scheduled for the trip and will be here less than 24 hours but he is due at four private local fund-raisers one scheduled to get underway in about 15 minutes. you can see him less than 20 minutes ago. he just got here at san francisco international airport. we have live coverage for you on his visit tonight. mark i'll start with you. the president has drawn a crowd where you are. >> yes. hundreds of protestors here at baker and pacific. we're a block from where the president will be dining soont. the protestors are most here
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to tell the president to reject the key stone pipeline. one of the president's hosts is tom sti yes, a billionaire asset manager active in opposing the project so it's a safe bet that the president is going to get the no pipeline message tonight one way or another. the message that the president wanted to embark is one of gun control. did he that earlier in colorado. the president came to speak just miles from the scene of the aurora movie theater massacre. >> every day we wait to do something about it, more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives. by a bullet from a gun. >> this afternoon, senator feinstein saying members of congress were being intimidated. >> a fear set if in voting for the bill they won't be
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reelected it's that plain and simple. >> after the talk she told reporters she's in the giving up on the ban and believes america will be better off with it. >> if i believe it then i've got an obligation to do something about it. so, i try f i fail, i try again. and if i fail, i try again. >> one gun advocate had this message for the president. >> if you're going to persue the agenda don't do it for the sake of looking good for his constituents if you're going to do something, do something that is going to matter if you're going to implement a law make sure goitsing to stop a criminal. not just something that makes you feel good and look good in front of other people. >> we're back live tonight. protestors gathering about a block away from the getty mansion where the president will be attending a $32,000 a plate dinner tonight raising money for congressional ca


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